Entries by Eric Woolson

Woolson Story in Current Issue of ‘Erosion Control’ Details Science, Art of Stabilizing Dramatic Slopes

It’s often difficult to improve upon the works of nature, but today’s slope stabilization experts are proving they can do exactly that with a blend of human ingenuity and bold techniques that produce results as aesthetically extraordinary and they are effective.   That’s the theme of an article by Eric Woolson in the current issue […]

Woolson Among Featured Speakers at IAMU Workshop on Stormwater Utilities

Eric Woolson, president and CEO of The Concept Works, will be one of the featured speakers at a Sept. 1 stormwater utility workshop in Ankeny, Iowa, sponsored by the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities.   Other speakers include Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities environmental scientist Pat Sauer, Bettendorf Public Works Director Wally Mook, SeeCity GIS […]

Woolson Article on Davenport Utility’s Challenges Highlights Current “Stormwater”

A contentious debate over the creation of a stormwater utility in the city of Davenport, Iowa, is the subject of an article, written by Eric Woolson, in the latest issue of Stormwater magazine.   The story begins, “Recognizing the value of forming a stormwater utility, Davenport city officials brought citizens and business leaders into the […]

Noting That ‘Need Knows No Season,’ Local Salvation Army Launches Christmas in July

Citing a constant need for support of families and individuals in need, the Des Moines Salvation Army will conduct its third annual “Christmas in July” campaign to raise funds and public awareness for the community’s pressing social demands.   The Salvation Army’s familiar red donation buckets and volunteer bell ringers will be posted at a […]

Groundbreaking Event Launches The Shops At Eastgate

Community leaders and elected officials gathered today at Northeast Fourteenth Street and Euclid Avenue to break ground on the “Shops at Eastgate,” a Des Moines neighborhood shopping center that will fill strong retail demand in the northeast metro’s large, under-served trade area.   “The consumers are here, but retailers have overlooked the area for far […]

Former Governor, Recyclers Urge Iowans to Support Their Bottle, Can Deposit Law

With time running out on legislation to protect the state’s bottle and can deposit law, former Governor Terry Branstad and members of the Iowa Recycling Association today urged Iowans to express their support for the popular, long-time law.   And, the state’s recyclers turned to The Concept Works for assistance to get deliver that important […]

The Concept Works to Promote Michael Martin Murphey Concert

March 14, 2005 Michael Martin Murphey, America’s #1 selling cowboy singer, will perform his second annual benefit concert for Easter Seals of Iowa’s Camp Sunnyside. The Saturday, Sept. 17 concert at Dayton, Iowa, is sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, which is underwriting the event, and Pony Express Riders of Iowa. The Concept Works, a […]

Apartment Property Owners File Suit to End Unfair Taxation of Apartments

March 11, 2005 Citing the negative impact on the state’s economy and residents, three apartment property owners filed suit today against the State of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance seeking an order that the inequitable property tax treatment of apartment buildings is unconstitutional. The lawsuit presents a major and significant challenge […]